Made by Herman Miller 1951 – 1955, 1996 – Present
44″ long, 28” deep, 29” high
Long before “modularity” and “high tech” entered the design lexicon, Charles and Ray Eames were using industrial production techniques to extend the boundaries of design and create a modern aesthetic. The Eames Desk Units (EDU) complement the Eames Storage Units (ESU) and provide ample storage, work, and display space. At home or in the office, this design looks as striking now as it did when first introduced in 1950.
The EDU offers more than arresting good looks; it is designed and built to meet your work surface, storage, and display needs in a very practical way. The new smaller desk, which has open wire shelving for storage, is ideal for today’s compact devices and spaces.
Desks and storage units are offered in two color schemes—neutral or bright. The neutral scheme features birch veneer with white and black accents to create a sleek, high-tech look. The bright scheme uses red, blue, black, and white hardboard panels and surfaces reminiscent of a Mondrian painting.
The design’s cross-supports, uprights, and perforated panels have an industrial feel, and the dimpled plywood on the front of the cabinet reinforces the furniture’s mid-century modern appearance.
Herman Miller still produces the EDU today for countries throughout the world, while Vitra serves Europe and the Middle East.